Shift Happens

Kristin: In April this year, I spoke to a client group about the pace of change and outlooks for the future in relation to emerging nano and bio technologies, the internet, environment and cultural change. In part this was inspired by the PowerPoint slide presentation Did You Know, developed by Karl Fisch, a teacher Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado USA. This is the well-known presentation that finishes with the observation ‘Shift Happens’. The presentation has has now been updated and generalised with input from Scott Mcleod, a professor at University of Minnesota. You can find the new video on You Tube.

The latest edition of Australian Anthill has also borrowed the ‘shift happens’ observation, tracking some of the big changes in thinking that occurred during 2007. Generation Y, Blue Ocean Strategy, Global Warming, and Tipping Points get a mention, although many of these concepts existed well before 2007. Global warming and a growing appreciation of the environment we are part of was the significant shift that resonated for me. What shifted in your world?

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